Hundreds of teachers to be switched from in-person to virtual school as TDSB announces huge reorganization

Just weeks into a school term already marked by disruption, the Toronto District School Board is about to usher in some more.

In a letter sent to families Tuesday evening, the TDSB announced that up to 324 elementary schools will lose some in-person teachers as they will be moved into virtual classrooms.

The board said it announced the reorganization to help support the “significant number of students” — more than 66,000 — who are currently enrolled in online school.

Out of the 324 schools, some will lose up to four or more teachers, while others will lose one or two.

As a result of the loss of teachers, some students attending in-person classes may have to move into different and/or larger classrooms with different teachers, just three weeks after starting school.

For example, two smaller classes may be combined to create one larger class, the letter from the TDSB stated.

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A virtual Parade of Homes premieres Oct. 16 | Home/Real Estate

On Friday, Oct. 16, the 2020 Haciendas: A Virtual Parade of Homes goes live. It’s about two months later than the typical Parade events of past years, during which a few thousand people walked through a selection of the best new houses in Santa Fe. This year, because of coronavirus restrictions, the sponsoring Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association has innovated a digital experience that includes virtual walkthroughs and interviews with the builders.

The 2020 Parade features 15 houses, valued at between $315,000 to $3.5 million, constructed by 13 homebuilders.

Also unlike the traditional tour held over two weekends in August, this one can be revisited into the future. “The virtual tour will go live on Oct. 16 and remain on the website indefinitely,” said Miles D. Conway, SFAHBA executive officer. “Folks can go back again and again to view all the home videos, photography, and descriptions.”

As always, the

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Argentine lawmaker suspended for conduct in virtual session

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – An Argentine lawmaker was suspended Thursday for inappropriate conduct with a woman during a virtual session of congress, when he appeared on camera touching his wife as she sat on his lap.

During the broadcast of the virtual session of Argentina’s Lower House, the images of legislators participating appeared in boxes in rows on the screen. As other legislators debated bills, deputy Juan Emilio Ameri of the ruling Peronist party could be seen pulling down the shirt of his wife and kissing one of her breasts.

House president Sergio Massa interrupted the session to report “a serious offence by a deputy.“

“There was a situation that has nothing to do with the normal decorum and operation of this house,” he said and called for the immediate suspension of Ameri and the creation of a five-member commission to expedite his expulsion. The proposals were endorsed.

Ameri, from

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HomeServe’s Fifth Annual Contractor Conference Goes Virtual

NORWALK, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HomeServe’s 5th Annual Contractor Conference went virtual this year with more than 160 of the company’s leading contractors in its nationwide network participating. Reformatted due to travel and social distancing limitations, HomeServe’s Contractor Conference focused on celebrating the hard work, performance and customer focus the company’s leading contractors provided over the last year.

“While this year’s conference looked a little different, the virtual format still provided a great forum for bringing together members of our exceptional network of heating, cooling, plumbing, and electrical professionals from around the country,” said Tom Rusin, Global CEO of HomeServe Membership. “HomeServe’s best-in-class network of contractors is what has made us so successful as a company and is why our customers turn to us for their home repair needs.”

At the virtual forum, HomeServe recognized its top contractors based on performance metrics, score cards, and customer feedback. This year’s winners

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